Definitions for keelboatˈkilˌboʊt

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  1. a roughly built, shallow freight boat having a keel to permit sailing into the wind.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. keelboat(noun)

    river boat with a shallow draught and a keel but no sails; used to carry freight; moved by rowing or punting or towing


  1. keelboat(Noun)

    Any sailboat having a keel (as opposed to a centerboard or daggerboard).


  1. Keelboat

    Keelboat has two distinct meanings related to two different types of boats: one a riverine cargo-capable working boat, and the other a classification for small- to mid-sized recreational sailing yachts.


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